Surrey mums take their fight against council cuts to the High Court

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Four mothers are taking their local council to the High Court over plans to cut services for disabled children.

The group of mums from Surrey says the £20 million in cuts are unlawful as parents weren't consulted. The Council has said it will defend the claim. The parents say officials have a 'moral responsibility' to protect services.

Today the QC for the families said, yes, councils face difficult choices but they also have a duty to consult; to understand whose lives could be affected by their plans.

Keeyan is starting his GCSEs. He's also autistic.

  • Surrey County Council for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities services by £21 million

  • That includes a cut of £1.1 million from the transport services that Alicia and her son rely on

  • 7,700 children in Surrey require special education or health care plans

  • An increase of 44% since 2010

The families question is: 'when did the council talk to us about all this?'